| Apr 26, 2015
| 2:26 PM
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Even before Gov. Tom Wolf took office, Republican lawmakers drew lines in the sand. Now, with two months until the new fiscal year begins, Republicans who control the Pennsylvania Senate are under the gun to back up their...
| Mar 21, 2015
| 11:12 AM
Twenty years ago, I attended a League of Women Voters luncheon in which Tim Potts, who had helped create the grass roots good government nonprofit Democracy Rising PA, was scheduled to speak.
As we ate lunch, he had this message projected on a screen in...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 4:57 PM
HARRISBURG — The case argued Wednesday in Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court wasn't just about whether a state employee should have been fired.
It's about political power, specifically whether our newly crowned governor can dictate who runs an office...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 6:23 AM
Saddled with a public official not of his own choosing in the waning day's of Gov. Tom Corbett's reign, newly elected Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican Party are in a very public shoving match over who should head the Commonwealth's Office of...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 1:52 PM
Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday he has retracted the “11th hour” appointments former Gov. Tom Corbett made before his term ended Tuesday.
Wolf said he removed Erik Arneson as head of the Office of Open Records, effective immediately.
But in an...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 5:13 PM
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania is getting a new executive director of the state's Office of Open Records, created in 2008 as part of a stronger Right to Know Law that gave the public greater access to government records.
Gov. Tom Corbett on Friday...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Really fat wallets were opened in governor's race
Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf and the Republican incumbent he defeated, Gov. Tom Corbett, spent a record $60.5 million in the 2014 election campaign, the latest campaign finance reports show.
| Nov 9, 2014
| 7:25 PM
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will hold a public meeting Nov. 18 to award a license for Philadelphia's second casino.
The scheduling of the meeting seems to assure that Philadelphia's second license will be issued to one of four applicants,...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 7:22 PM
HARRISBURG — The judicial lobbying has begun.
Lawyers and judges are contacting senators looking for a leg up in the nomination process that will be held soon to fill one existing and one pending vacancy on the state Supreme Court.
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:16 PM
HARRISBURG — Hours before the polls closed Tuesday, state Senate leaders filed suit against Gov. Tom Corbett, claiming he had intruded on legislative authority by vetoing portions of the fiscal code, a bill that accompanies the state budget....
| Nov 12, 2014
| 6:02 PM
HARRISBURG — In a shakeup of legislative leaders Wednesday, the Lehigh Valley got a seat at the table of power.
Republican Sen. Pat Browne of Allentown was named the chamber's budget point man.
Browne's elevation to Senate Appropriations...